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  • High school boys cross country: Season preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCECary-GroveCoach: Layne Holter (17th season)Last season’s finish: Eighth in FVC ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 5:22 pm
  • High school volleyball insider: player of the week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekAlly Dion, Huntley, sr., OHThe Southeast Missouri commit came up big in a pair of ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 3:54 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Season preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCECary-GroveCoach: Mark Anderson (16th season)Last season’s finish: 11th in FVC M ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:26 pm
  • High school boys golf: Cameron Karney leads Prairie Ridge to McHenry Invitational title

    Prairie Ridge's Cameron Karney fired a 1-over-par 72 Saturday at Oak Grove in Harvard to earn medalist honors and also lead his team to the McHenry In ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees

    Voting is open for the Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week for Week 1. Fans can cast their votes until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • PHOTOS: McHenry County Cross Country Meet

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    Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • High school football: Week 1 coverage, galleries, results

    Prairie Ridge 26, Cary-Grove 14PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. Cary-GroveHuntley 35, Jacobs 0PHOTOS: Huntl ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake South vs. McHenry football

    Photos as Crystal Lake South hosted McHenry in a Week 1 game on Aug. 26, 2016 in Crystal Lake. ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • High school football: McHenry runs past Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – From the sideline, Gio Purpura had heard not to try the reverse. But, when the kickoff came to McHenry's return men, they decided to do ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • High school boys golf: Cary-Grove defeats McHenry at Foxford Hills

    At Foxford Hills in Cary, Jacob Glaysher shot a 38 to earn medalist honors and lead Cary-Grove to a 159-169 Fox Valley Conference victory over McHenry ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 6:57 pm
  • High school volleyball: Cary-Grove comes back to beat McHenry

    McHENRY – Even after Cary-Grove dropped the first set against McHenry on Thursday, the Trojans believed their hard work would pay off.McHENRY – Even a ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • High school boys soccer: Johnsburg, and Crystal Lake South win, McHenry draws

    Todd Dombrowski scored twice and added an assist to lead Johnsburg to its first Kishawukee River Conference victory, 4-0, at home over Richmond-Burton ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school football: Week 1 game preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceGame of the weekPrairie Ridge at Cary-GroveWhen: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Al Bohrer Fi ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 2:46 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Carreno scores hat trick in Woodstock's rout of Indian Creek

    Josue Carreno recorded a hat trick Wednesday to lead the Woodstock boys soccer team to a 7-1 nonconference win against Indian Creek in Waterman.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • High school girls tennis: Woodstock tops McHenry in nonconference action

    Brenda Ordonez won at No. 1 singles and Shannon Fetzner won at No. 2 singles Wednesday to lead the Woodstock girls tennis team to a 5-2 nonconference ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 10:19 pm
  • High school girls golf: Trebat leads Dundee-Crown past Hampshire

    Sophomore Alyssa Trebat shot a 50 on Wednesday to earn medalist honors for the Dundee-Crown girls golf team in a 220-230 Fox Valley Conference win aga ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • High school football: Follow Week 1 games live

    Follow along with our coverage of the Week 1 games ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 2:36 pm
  • High school volleyball roundup: McHenry, Huntley, Dundee-Crown and Marian Central win

    McHenry’s Ava Pauly had 11 kills, four aces and 10 digs to help the Warriors beat Crystal Lake South, 25-27, 25-18, 25-19, in a Fox Valley Conference ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South, Hampshire and Crystal Lake Central win

    Cameron Karney went under par with a 34 to lead Prairie Ridge to a 142-161 win over Cary-Grove on Tuesday at Prairie Isle Golf Club. 
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • High school football preview 2016: McHenry

    Coach: Nat Zunkel (first season)2015 record: 1-8, 0-5 Fox Valley Conference Valley DivisionFast fact ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 3:16 pm
  • High school volleyball preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Patty Langanis (22nd season)Last year: 36-6, 10-0 FVC Valley ( ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Crystal Lake Central co-op, Marian Central and McHenry win

    Crystal Lake Central co-op's Molly Lyne shot a 3-over 38 to lead the Tigers to a 173-211 victory over Dundee-Crown at Bonnie Dundee Golf Course. Centr ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Woodstock and McHenry fall

    Woodstock's Shannon Fetzner only lost two games as she won her No. 2 singles match but the Blue Streaks lost, 5-2, to Grant in a nonconference match. ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Marian Central and McHenry win, Wascher shoots even par in Marengo loss

    Connor Wascher shot an even-par 35 to tie for the low score of the day but the Indians lost by eight strokes, 160-168, to WInnebago at Westlake Golf C ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Podcast: High school football Week 1 preview

    Our Week 1 high school football preview on the Northwest Herald high school football podcast starts with our discussion of Huntley's Olalere Oladipo a ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • High school football preview 2016: Preseason All-Area

    OffenseQuarterbackSamson Evans, jr., Prairie RidgeRunning backsTyler Pennington, sr., Cary-GroveAlex ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:22 am
  • 2016 Boys Soccer preview: McHenry hopes to repeat success in crowded FVC

    Last season, the McHenry boys soccer team became the best in school history with suffocating defense, timely goals and by rallying around its senior c ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • 2016 Boys soccer preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Mark Olson (11th season)Last year: 11-9-2, 0-5 FVC, regional c ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:58 pm
  • 2016 Boys Soccer Preview: Five to watch

    Noah MelickJacobs, jr., FMelic broke out in his sophomore season, scoring 18 goals and adding 10 ass ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Cary-Grove wins, McHenry's Grubich fires ace in St. Pat's Invite

    Zach Beaugureau shot a 1-over-par 72 to lead the Cary-Grove boys golf team to a win in the St. Pats Invite on Saturday at McHenry Country Club. Beaugu ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Freshman Molly Lyne leads Crystal Lake Central co-op to Marian Central Invite title

    Cary-Grove freshman Molly Lyne, playing in her first varsity event, shot a 1-over-par 72 to earn co-medalist honors at the Marian Central Invitational ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • High school girls golf: Huntley takes third at invite, McHenry tops Richmond-Burton despite Hahn's par

    The Huntley girls golf team took third at the Boylan High School Invitation Tuesday at Rockford Country Club. The Red Raiders shot a combined 393, fin ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry pitcher Michael Lasiewicz commits to Northern Illinois

    McHenry baseball player Michael Lasiewicz has committed to play at Northern Illinois after his senior season this spring. The right-handed pitcher ann ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 7:49 pm
  • 2016 Girls Tennis season preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Laurie Bender (4th season)Last year: 9-3 FVCTop returners: Bet ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 6:53 pm
  • High school golf roundup: McHenry girls defeat Johnsburg to retain Mac Burg Cup

    GENOA CITY, Wis. – McHenry’s Maddie Ogden shot a 5-over-par 41 to lead the Warriors past Johnsburg, 202-216, in their girls golf season opener Monday ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • High school boys golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove Coach: Chris Gotsch (third season)Top returners: Zach Beaugureau, sr ...
    Aug. 14, 2016 - 5:36 pm
  • High school girls golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCrystal Lake Central co-op(with Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South)Coach: Kyle M ...
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 5:21 pm
  • Junior golf: Prairie Ridge's Dominic Leli wins MCJGA McHenry Open junior boys title at McHenry Country Club

    McHENRY – Prairie Ridge sophomore Dominic Leli shot a 1-over-par 72 Monday at McHenry Country Club to win the junior boys division of the McHenry Coun ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 5:52 pm
  • High school sports schedule: Aug. 15-20

    Monday, Aug. 15Boys golf: Harvard at Woodstock, McHenry at Johnsburg, 4:30Girls golf: Dundee-Crown a ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • High school football: Preview podcast on favorites and preseason all-area

    New Northwest Herald sports reporter Sean Hammond joins sports reporter Joe Stevenson and sports editor Jon Styf as we preview the McHenry County area ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • McHenry grad Tonyan Jr. ready for final season at Indiana State

    McHenry native Robert Tonyan Jr. is heading into his redshirt senior season at Indiana State University. It will be his second year as a team captain.
    July 29, 2016 - 12:53 am
  • PHOTOS: McHenry grad Robert Tonyan, Jr., prepares for senior year at Indiana State

    Indiana State wide receiver Robert Tonyan Jr. trains with Chris Leathers on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Thelen Park is Spring Grove.
    July 28, 2016 - 4:46 pm
  • Junior Golf: Winners from Thursday's MCJGA Cary Open

    CARY – Prairie Ridge sophomore Dominic Leli claimed the Cary Open junior boys division title Thursday with a 6-over-par 78 at Cary Country Club, beati ...
    July 28, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • McHenry-Libertyville water polo alleged sexual assault investigation timeline, per Buffalo Grove police

    There were 49 days between the 2015 Libertyville against McHenry playoff water polo match at Buffalo Grove and the date the Buffalo Grove Police Depar ...
    July 27, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • McHenry-Libertyville water polo alleged sexual assault Title IX complaint, report released

    Last November, Libertyville District 128 received notice from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights regarding a Title IX complaint ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • High school swimming: McHenry's Braun, Prairie Ridge's Tarazi earn NISCA/Speedo All-America

    Prairie Ridge incoming junior Valerie Tarazi and recent McHenry graduate Kevin Braun were recently named 2015-16 NISCA/Speedo High School Swimming All ...
    July 22, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • Libertyville took no action after alleged water polo sexual assault of McHenry graduate

    District 128, which includes Libertyville High School, released a statement Tuesday regarding McHenry grad Becca Dabrowski’s accusation on ESPN’s “Out ...
    July 20, 2016 - 8:27 am
  • McHenry District 156 releases statement, does not elaborate on alleged water polo sexual assault of Becca Dabrowski

    On Monday, McHenry District 156 posted a response to a report on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that McHenry grad Becca Dabrowski was allegedly sexually a ...
    July 19, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • ESPN contributor: McHenry family wants charges in alleged water polo assault

    May 14, 2015, was, as McHenry West grad Becca Dabrowski termed it in an “Outside the Lines” segment set to air at 8 a.m. Sunday, “probably one of the ...
    July 17, 2016 - 9:26 am
  • Softball: McHenry's Alex Martens, Huntley's Jessica Shields MaxPreps All-Americans

    Recent graduates Alex Martens (McHenry) and Jessica Shields (Huntley) were named to the MaxPreps 2016 Softball All-American Team, released Friday at m ...
    July 15, 2016 - 6:24 pm
  • McHenry HS waiting to comment on ESPN water polo sexual assault report

    McHenry Community High School athletic director Barry Burmeister said Friday the school is unsure exactly what will be contained in an upcoming ESPN r ...
    July 16, 2016 - 9:19 am
  • PHOTOS: McHenry County Junior Amateur Day 2

    Photos from the second round of the McHenry County Junior Amateur tournament Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Boone Creek Country Club in Bull Valley.
    July 15, 2016 - 1:32 am
  • ESPN: Former McHenry water polo player Becca Dabrowski alleges sexual assault during game

    ESPN's "Outside the Lines" will broadcast a segment at 8 a.m. Sunday about Becca Dabrowski, a former member of the McHenry boys water polo team, who, ...
    July 14, 2016 - 8:29 pm
  • New McHenry football coach Zunkel brings spirit to Warriors

    When new McHenry football coach Nat Zunkel walks into the locker room for summer practice, he makes an immediate impression on his players, according ...
    July 14, 2016 - 12:59 am
  • Results from Day 1 of MCJGA McHenry County Junior Amateur

    BULL VALLEY – Dundee-Crown junior JP Anderson fired a 4-over-par 75 in the first round of the McHenry County Junior Amateur on Wednesday at Boone Cree ...
    July 13, 2016 - 6:05 pm
  • PHOTOS: McHenry High School Warriors football camp

    Photos from McHenry High School's football camp on Wednesday, June 29. 2016 at west campus in McHenry.
    July 13, 2016 - 2:17 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Zack Forney heats up in summer baseball league

    Zack Forney’s game experience this spring included six at-bats over the span of seven baseball games. 
    July 1, 2016 - 5:10 pm
  • Pitch-count rule appears ready to pass in IHSA, rest of U.S. with potential NFHS rule

    On March 21, McHenry ace Bobby Miller was dealing. On March 21, McHenry ace Bobby Miller was dealing. 
    June 30, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • PHOTOS: Spring 2016 Athletes of the Year

    Photos of our Athletes of the Year overall for males and females and from the individual spring sports in 2016.
    June 28, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area Baseball Team

    First TeamP – Danny Denz, Dundee-Crown, sr.Denz was 6-5 for the Chargers and led the area with 109 s ...
    June 23, 2016 - 6:52 pm
  • High school boys tennis: 2016 All-Area team

    First teamKailash Panchapakesan, Jacobs, sr., singles Panchapakesan, the four-time Northwest Herald ...
    June 22, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • 2016 Girls Soccer All-Area teams

    First teamPaige RenkosikHuntley, sr., GKThe senior captain played 28 of the Red Raiders’ 29 games, a ...
    June 21, 2016 - 7:51 pm
  • Northwest Herald 2016 Softball Player of the Year: McHenry's Alex Martens

    Alex Martens finished her four-year varsity softball career with 226 hits and 55 doubles, leading McHenry to three Class 4A regional championships and ...
    June 22, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • High school softball: Northwest Herald 2016 All-Area teams

    2016 Northwest Herald All-Area Softball teamsFirst teamP–Hailey Baker, Prairie Ridge, jr.Baker led t ...
    June 20, 2016 - 5:48 pm
  • High School Girls Soccer: All-Fox Valley Conference teams

    Here are the All-Fox Valley Conference lists for girls soccer.All-Fox Valley Conference Fox Division ...
    June 15, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry's Martens, Huntley's Shields and Marengo's Dionne named first-team all-state by ICA

    Huntley senior Jessica Shields and McHenry senior Alex Martens were named to the Class 4A Illinois Coaches Association All-State Softball first team, ...
    June 27, 2016 - 9:46 am
  • High school softball: All-Conference Teams

    Fox Valley Conference All-Conference SelectionsFox Division Ellie Thurow, Woodstock North, fr., PAmy ...
    June 8, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • High school baseball: FVC All-Conference teams

    Fox Valley ConferenceBaseball – 2016All-Conference Selections and Team Records:Valley Division:Tyler ...
    June 8, 2016 - 7:31 am
  • Huntley’s Andrews, Cary-Grove’s Pennington receive top honors

    Huntley’s Ali Andrews, who scored more points than any other area boys or girls basketball player in history, and Cary-Grove’s Tyler Pennington, a sta ...
    June 8, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school football: 2016 area schedules

    2016 Football schedules Friday, Aug. 26 Football: Plano at Johnsburg, Wauconda at Richmond-Burton, ...
    July 28, 2016 - 6:12 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry falls to Grant in regional final

    CARY – The McHenry baseball team learned first-hand on Saturday how cruel the game of baseball can be. Just 24 hours after a huge victory over Cary-Gr ...
    May 28, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Huntley's Tim McCloyn third in discus, two Red Raiders sprint relays medal

    CHARLESTON – Huntley senior Tim McCloyn realized the instant he released the discus from his right hand that something special had occurred.
    May 28, 2016 - 7:50 pm
  • PHOTOS: McHenry baseball tops Cary-Grove, 4-0

    McHenry baseball tops Cary-Grove, 4-0 Friday, May 27, 2016. ...
    May 28, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • High school baseball: McHenry tops Cary-Grove behind Bobby Miller's dominant outing

    CARY – In the first inning, McHenry ace Bobby Miller labored.He issued three straight two-out walks ...
    May 27, 2016 - 9:51 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central tops McHenry to reach regional final

    McHENRY – McHenry had runners on second and third, both reaching on walks, with no outs and a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the third with t ...
    May 26, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Fox Valley Conference team

    Statewide IHSLA Coach of the Year: Josh Cole, Prairie RidgePrairie RidgeCole Naumovski, Junior, Midf ...
    May 26, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Kevin Szamlewski latest in McHenry's long line of successful pole vaulters

    McHenry senior Kevin Szamlewski appreciates who he gets to work with every day in practice.The Warri ...
    May 26, 2016 - 2:27 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Cary-Grove tops McHenry, Jacobs beats Hampshire to start playoffs

    Cary-Grove's boys lacrosse team opened the IHSLA B-Class Lacrosse Cup playoffs Monday with a 20-3 home victory against McHenry.
    May 23, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Prairie Ridge's Parker Tomlin is Athlete of the Week, power rankings and playoff matchups

    Athlete of the WeekParker TomlinPrairie Ridge, sr., MTomlin contributed in all three of the Wolves' ...
    May 22, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • High school girls track and field notes: McHenry's Savannah Howie 2nd in Class 3A pole vault

    CHARLESTON – McHenry senior Savannah Howie faced her crucial moment in the Class 3A pole vault after two misses at 11 feet, 3 inches.
    May 21, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry, Woodstock North, Huntley, Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake South win

    McHenry's bats came alive Saturday as the Warriors smacked 20 hits and scored 17 runs to sweep a nonconference doubleheader, 9-3 and 8-4, at home agai ...
    May 21, 2016 - 7:23 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Huntley wins delayed DeKalb sectional

    After Friday night's timing-system malfunction, the Class 3A DeKalb sectional picked back up Saturday morning and Huntley won the sectional with 121 p ...
    May 21, 2016 - 6:36 pm
  • High school boys track and field: DeKalb Sectional postponed but some qualify

    DEKALB— The Class 3A DeKalb Sectional Boys Track & Field Meet was postponed Friday when the fully automated timing system malfunctioned and will be co ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Dundee-Crown, Cary-Grove win

    Emmie Farnam and Kylie Leverenz each went 2 for 5 with a home run to lead the Wolves in a 16-8 FVC crossover win at McHenry.
    May 20, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • DeFABO: IHSA needs to right a wrong, let Crystal Lake South 4x800 relay into state

    DEKALB— The celebration spilled into the infield, as the Crystal Lake South 4x800 relay team crossed the finish line at the Class 3A DeKalb Sectional ...
    May 21, 2016 - 9:38 am
  • High school girls track and field: Prairie Ridge's Sam Fisher makes state Class 3A pole vault final

    CHARLESTON – Prairie Ridge junior Sam Fisher could not confer with her vault coach Dan Procknow, who was in northern Illinois with the Wolves’ boys te ...
    May 20, 2016 - 8:03 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo wins, Richmond-Burton and McHenry fall

    the Indians captured their third consecutive undefeated season in the BNC East, beating Genoa-Kingston.
    May 19, 2016 - 10:04 pm
  • High School Boys Tennis Insider: Cary-Grove's Sam Sitarski Athlete of the Week; Cary-Grove Sectional seeds; more

    Athlete of the WeekSam SitarskiCary-Grove, so.The Fox Valley Conference tournament may have gone as ...
    May 19, 2016 - 6:25 pm
  • DeFabo: McHenry County College baseball winning with positivity

    CRYSTAL LAKE – On Wednesday afternoon at McHenry County College, Scots pitcher Austin Butts looked in for his sign. The Scots were in the midst of an ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake South tops McHenry to share FVC Valley crown

    McHENRY – Crystal Lake South center fielder Tyler Carlson did some quick thinking during his fourth-inning at-bat against McHenry ace Bobby Miller.
    May 19, 2016 - 5:35 am
  • High school baseball: Hampshire, Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg and Harvard win

    Cary-Grove missed its shot to clinch a share of the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division baseball championship for the second consecutive day.
    May 18, 2016 - 10:06 am
  • 2016 Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year finalists

    The Northwest Herald will be hosting the 2015-16 Most Valuable Athletes award show at the Woodstock Opera House on the evening of June 7.
    May 17, 2016 - 5:17 pm
  • High school softball insider: Prairie Ridge's Haley Barnes Athlete of the Week; power rankings; regional pairings

    Athlete of the WeekHaley BarnesPrairie Ridge, P-OF, so.Barnes hit a game-winning, three-run home run ...
    May 17, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Marengo clinches outright BNC East title; Prairie Ridge wins FVC Fox

    Marengo secured its third consecutive outright Big Northern Conference East Division softball championship Monday with an 11-1 win over Richmond-Burto ...
    May 16, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Cary-Grove's Tommy Martin is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTommy Martin, Cary-Grove, jr., attackMartin was instrumental in both of the Troja ...
    May 15, 2016 - 6:22 pm
  • Girls Track and Field Insider: Woodstock's Syd Heidtke the athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKSyd HeidtkeWoodstock, FreshmanHeidtke took second place in the 300-meter low hurd ...
    May 15, 2016 - 6:15 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, McHenry win

    Hailey Baker allowed only one hit in five shutout innings to lead Prairie Ridge in an 11-0 nonconference win Saturday at Warren. Baker struck out six ...
    May 14, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake Central tops Prairie Ridge; Jacobs, Dundee-Crown split; McHenry sweeps doubleheader; Hampshire and Marian Central also win

    Luke Tevyaw's walk-off double plated Logan Mensching for the winning run as Crystal Lake Central beat Prairie Ridge, 3-2, in a Fox Valley Conference g ...
    May 14, 2016 - 7:38 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Huntley wins Fox Valley Conference Meet

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Huntley senior Keagan Smith reached deep down for one of the best laps of his life in the 1,600 meters, not completely sure at the t ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • High school girls soccer: McHenry falls to Grant in playoff opener

    McHENRY – Since winning a regional championship in 2014, the McHenry girls soccer team has had one main problem: The Warriors have had trouble finishi ...
    May 13, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • High school boys water polo: McHenry falls to Stevenson

    The McHenry boys water polo team fell to Stevenson, 25-13, Friday in a Buffalo Grove Sectional semifinal in Buffalo Grove, ending the Warriors' season ...
    May 13, 2016 - 6:52 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Marengo, Alden-Hebron and Prairie Ridge clinch conference titles

    SOFTBALLMarengo 16, Rockford Christian 0 (5 inn.): At Marengo, Riley Connell struck out 10 and walke ...
    May 13, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • High school girls track and field: McHenry's Jenna Pauly makes stunning leap to state

    HUNTLEY - McHenry freshman Jenna Pauly defied all logic in the high jump Thursday.HUNTLEY - McHenry freshman Jenna Pauly defied all logic in the high ...
    May 13, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • High school baseball: Jacobs beats McHenry

    McHENRY – After starting the season winning 10 of its first 11 games, the tables have turned for the Jacobs baseball team. The Golden Eagles have been ...
    May 11, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • High school boys water polo: McHenry tops Palatine to reach regional semifinal

    The McHenry boys water polo team came back from two goals down after the first quarter Wednesday to beat Palatine, 15-13, in a Buffalo Grove Sectional ...
    May 11, 2016 - 8:02 pm
  • High school softball insider: Athlete of week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the Week    Alex JohnsonPrairie Ridge, sr., C   Johnson had a monster week for the Wolves ...
    May 10, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: Big day on mound as five D1 pitchers throw in FVC baseball contests

    We covered three Fox Valley Conference baseball games on Monday, and five Division I pitchers starter in them.
    May 9, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Jacobs, Marengo, Alden-Hebron and Hampshire win

    Three freshmen hit home runs for Prairie Ridge on Monday to lead the Wolves to a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division softball win over Grayslake No ...
    May 9, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs, McHenry, Cary-Grove and Woodstock North

    Riley Rowan (No. 1 singles) and Patrick Murphy (No. 3 singles) each swept their matches on Monday to lead Jacobs to a 6-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley ...
    May 9, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs tops McHenry behind Heiss' dominant outing

    ALGONQUIN— Jacobs senior Tim Randl might not have been able to get his bunt down to move the runner over in the second inning. Instead, he did one bet ...
    May 9, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Athlete of the week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekNate HarrisWoodstock North, Junior, ShortstopHarris had a couple big games as the ...
    May 9, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Marian Central's Payson Wilde is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekPayson WildeMarian Central, sr.Wilde scored a game-high eight goals in a senior-n ...
    May 8, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Prairie Ridge tops Woodstock North; Hampshire blanks DeKalb

    Prairie Ridge scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning Saturday in a 7-3 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division baseball victory over Woodstock ...
    May 7, 2016 - 10:14 pm
  • High school boys water polo: McHenry 3rd at Vernon Hills Invitational

    The McHenry boys water polo team placed third at the Vernon Hills Invitational on Saturday, finishing with a 2-1 record.
    May 7, 2016 - 7:21 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Athlete of week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekGrant JensenPrairie Ridge, fr.Jensen won the 800 meters in the Crystal Lake Centr ...
    May 6, 2016 - 6:53 pm
  • High school girls track and field insider: Athlete of week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekNatasha SchafferPrairie Ridge, SophomoreSchaffer won the long and triple jumps at ...
    May 6, 2016 - 3:33 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Alden-Hebron, Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South win

    McHenry's Michael Lasiewicz pitched a no-hitter Thursday, striking out seven batters and walking one in six innings against Dundee-Crown. Lasiewicz's ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Cary-Grove, Hampshire and Jacobs win

    Huntley swept the doubles matches to beat Crystal Lake South, 5-2, in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division match Thursday at Crystal Lake South.
    May 5, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry tops Dundee-Crown

    McHENRY – With first base open and the tying run at second base with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning, McHenry’s Alex Martens wasn’t expecti ...
    May 5, 2016 - 9:21 pm
  • High school baseball: Matt McCumber pitches Cary-Grove past McHenry

    McHENRY – Cary-Grove pitcher Matt McCumber took the ball Wednesday for the first time since his perfect game Friday against Dundee-Crown. Although the ...
    May 4, 2016 - 8:54 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, McHenry, Alden-Hebron win

    Andrea Conway and Claire Weeks each finished 3 for 4 Wednesday for the Dundee-Crown softball team in a 4-3 Fox Valley Conference crossover win against ...
    May 4, 2016 - 8:38 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove tops McHenry in eight

    CARY – Pitching figured to be the storyline in Tuesday’s baseball game between Cary-Grove and McHenry. The Warriors were throwing ace Bobby Miller, wh ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Johnsburg, McHenry and Crystal Lake Central win

    The Johnsburg boys tennis team won its first Big Northern Conference East Division dual of the season on Tuesday, sweeping Marengo, 5-0, in Johnsburg.
    May 3, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • Inside High School Softball: Jacobs' Teaghan Richman Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTeaghan RichmanJacobs, sr., UTILThe Golden Eagles had a monster week on offense w ...
    May 3, 2016 - 4:23 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Jacobs, Marengo and Woodstock North win

    McHenry's Nick Lahrman came out on the winning end of a pitchers' duel with Dundee-Crown's Danny Denz on Monday, leading the Warriors to a 2-1 Fox Val ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: McHenry, Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove and Huntley win

    McHenry's top singles player, Will Doepker, didn't lose a game on Monday, beating Johnsburg's Kevin Sompel, 6-0, 6-0, to lead the Warriors in a 6-1 no ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry comes back to beat Cary-Grove

    CARY – McHenry shortstop Alex Martens gave her team a jolt just three batters into Monday's Fox Valley Conference Valley Division softball game agains ...
    May 2, 2016 - 8:43 pm
  • High school boys water polo: Josh Frost scores seven in McHenry win

    Josh Frost scored seven of McHenry's 11 goals in an 11-6 nonconference win over Libertyville at McHenry. 
    May 2, 2016 - 8:37 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley's Jessica Shields among big group of leadoff hitters wreaking havoc

    Although she led all area players with 31 steals in 34 attempts last year as a junior, Huntley’s Jessica Shields had to wait patiently to move up to t ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry beats Huntley in FVC Valley matchup

    Matt Spooner went 3 for 4 with a double and four RBIs on Saturday to lead the McHenry baseball team to a 10-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division vi ...
    April 30, 2016 - 5:14 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Alden-Hebron sweeps Luther North in doubleheader

    The Alden-Hebron softball team scored 26 runs on 31 hits Saturday in a doubleheader sweep of Chicago Luther North in Hebron, winning 11-1 and 15-1 in ...
    April 30, 2016 - 6:20 pm
  • High school baseball: Huntley tops McHenry

    McHENRY – In the middle of Huntley’s outburst against McHenry ace Bobby Miller, one of the Red Raiders could not hold in his excitement.
    April 29, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central and Huntley win

    Carly Chovanec went 3 for 4 with two doubles and a triple Friday to lead the Crystal Lake South softball team to an 11-8 Fox Valley Conference Valley ...
    April 29, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Huntley and Jacobs win

    Huntley's Zach Swim and Brady Michel won their singles matches to lead the Red Raiders to a 4-3 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over McHenry ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central and Richmond-Burton win conference games

    Tayah Owens scored twice and added an assist to lead Huntley to a 4-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over Cary-Grove. 
    April 28, 2016 - 9:35 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Huntley, Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central and Richmond-Burton win

    Taryn Jakubowski was involved in all three goals as Huntley opened Fox Valley Conference Valley Division play with a 3-0 win over Jacobs on Tuesday at ...
    May 6, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Richmond-Burton, McHenry, Huntley, Alden-Hebron, win; Prairie Ridge leading, Johnsburg tied when games suspended

    Jake Rosing struck out 12 and allowed just two hits in six scoreless innings to lead Richmond-Burton to a 7-0 Big Northern Conference East Division wi ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Crystal Lake South, Woodstock North, Dundee-Crown, Marian Central and Cary-Grove win

    A doubles win from Sach Rulf and Pratik Iyer helped lead Crystal Lake South beat Crystal Lake Central, 4-3, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover match ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry offense keeps rolling against Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After scoring 25 runs on 31 hits in a doubleheader split against Lake Zurich over the weekend, McHenry softball coach John DiFrancesca ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • High school softball: Athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekAmanda ManssenMcHenry, 1B, sr.Manssen drove in 12 runs in four games for the Warr ...
    April 26, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • Inside High School Boys Track and Field: Huntley's Keagan Smith Athlete of the Week; power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekKeagan SmithHuntley, sr.Smith took part in three first-place finishes and two rec ...
    April 24, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Track and Field: Jacobs' Caleigh Walsh Athlete of the Week; power rankings

    Athlete of the Week Caliegh Walsh Jacobs, sr. Walsh scored 26 points for the Golden Eagles in the ...
    April 24, 2016 - 9:43 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Jacobs tops McHenry for first win; Prairie Ridge wins

    Matt Bertone scored six goals and assisted on another to lead Jacobs in a 17-6 Fox Valley Conference boys lacrosse win over McHenry at Fox Ridge Park ...
    April 24, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school softball roundup: McHenry beats Lake Zurich in wild 2nd game for doubleheader split

    McHenry's Tori Boysen went 4 for 5 with two RBIs and three runs, Alex Martens went 3 for 4 with four RBIs and two runs, and Amanda Manssen went 1 for ...
    April 23, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • High school girls badminton: Leyva earns McHenry points at DeKalb Invitational

    Jasmine Leyva won a consolation singles match to score the only points for McHenry's badminton team Saturday at the 11-team DeKalb Invitational.
    April 23, 2016 - 7:57 pm
  • High school boys water polo: McHenry tops Schaumburg

    Mike Matusek scored four goals to lead McHenry's boys lacrosse team to an 8-5 win over Schaumburg on Saturday at Hoffman Estates.
    April 23, 2016 - 6:48 pm
  • C-G’s Freeman, PR’s Schaffer win pair of titles

    HUNTLEY – One individual championship was not enough for Cary-Grove’s Nikki Freeman or Prairie Ridge’s Natasha Schaffer.HUNTLEY – One individual champ ...
    April 23, 2016 - 2:49 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Prairie Ridge and McHenry win

    Crystal Lake Central 2, Woodstock 1: At Crystal Lake, Richie Hintz lined a singled down the right-field line to bring home Anthony Amadio in the botto ...
    April 22, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Crystal Lake Central tops McHenry

    Jacob Marcus and Charlie McConnell won their Nos. 2 and 3 singles matches and three Crystal Lake Central doubles teams won in a 5-2 victory at McHenry ...
    April 22, 2016 - 10:01 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: It was all about family on Thursday...

    Richmond-Burton junior offensive tackle Dalton Wagner is 6-foot-9 and 300 pounds. His brother, Bryce, is a 6-foot-8, 339-pound sophomore lineman at So ...
    April 22, 2016 - 7:59 pm